Free Hobo Bag Patterns - 36 designs
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36 of the best free Hobo Bag Patterns & Tutorials on the web!
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Make Hobo Bags with this collection of over thirty patterns & tutorials for hobo-style handbags & totes collected from
all over the web.

And in case you're wondering, what typically defines a hobo bag is its large size, its curved, crescent shape, and its
unstructured "slouchiness," (resembling the "sack on a stick" that hobos were often portrayed as carrying).

If you plan to carry heavy items in your finished bag, consider adding a lining to the bag for extra strength. You may
even want to add a layer of fusible interfacing to your fabric pieces to make your bag even more durable. But if you
do this, just make sure to test the interfacing first on pieces of your bag fabric because the interfacing may make your
fabric too stiff and interfere with the “slouchy” look you may be going for.

And if you think you’ll be laundering your finished bag, just remember to preshrink your fabric, especially if your fabric
is a cotton or a cotton blend. (If you think you’ll only be spot-cleaning your finished bag, you can skip this step.) You
may even want to launder your cotton fabric more than once because cotton doesn’t always shrink its maximum
amount with the first washing.

And because hobo and other fabric bags often consist of simple shapes, they can be a great first project for a beginner
who's just learning how to sew.
Reversible Hobo
Simply Modern Mom
Hobo Dance Bag
Simply Modern Mom
Hobo Bag
Vanilla Joy
Diana Hobo
Think Liz
The Grandview Bag
The Boy Trifecta
Gathered Flower
U Create Crafts
Margaret Sling Bag
Oh Fransson
Suesse Sac
Kristin La Flamme
Buttercup Bag
Made by Rae
Skirt to Purse
Fast Daze
Reversible Bag
Craft Discovery
Knot Tote
Me Sew Crazy
One-hour Bag
Skip to My Lou
Ruffle Bag
The Project Princess
Bow Bag
Boho Sling Bag
Slouch Bag
Random Charm
Chocolate Burlap
The Crafty Mama
Shoulder Bag
Tiny Happy
Hobo Bag
Internet Archive
Apron into Bag
Funky Time
Reversible Tote
Pillowcase Tote
The Share Point

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Sewing Quick Tips:

Tip #1: If you’re making an item with a lining, make sure the care requirements for your lining
are the same as your fashion fabric. In other words, you wouldn’t want to buy a fabric that’s
washable and a lining that must be dry-cleaned.

Tip #2: Periodically clean the lint and dust from your sewing machine’s accessory tray. Lint
that’s in the tray can accumulate on your bobbins, presser feet, etc. and end up inside your
sewing machine.
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Hobo Bag
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Arm Candy for You
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Fun Hobo Bag
Crytelle Boutique
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Sweater to Purse
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